Europe's Best Kept Secret
Snorkeling around the coasts of the Azorean islands is a popular pastime for holiday makers in the Azores. A wide variety and large amount of ocean life can be seen among the fascinating volcanic rock formations on the ocean floor. Expect to see many types of fish, sea stars, eels, octopi and crustaceans. The water is quite warm and even in the coldest months the average sea temperature is 16C. Some diving companies offer swimming and snorkeling with dolphins excursions, which is truly something to experience.